Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Pickle Dish quilt

Modern v traditional
I finished the top weeks ago, but have been too busy to post pics

Its a modern looking quilt and I have left loads of room for quilting

But I couldn't bring myself to quilt any modern quilting designs on it, when I say modern I mean straight lines minimalist types of quilting, don't get me wrong I do enjoy looking at it on other peoples quilts and do think it looks great and compliments the quilts very well.

But its not what calls to me when I think about quilting designs for my own quilts, I am always drawn and seek out traditional designs such as feathers and swirls etc.

I'm not sure how well the quilting will match the quilt when its finished, I have already quilted the centre design but have had to wait a few weeks to find a design that will compliment and carry the design out to the corners.

At the moment I'm pleased with how its coming along and will post pics of the progress soon.

Happy sewing!


LynCC said...

It's a wonderful top. Love the modern take on the pickle dish. Thinking about your quilting comments, I don't see modern quilting as being limited to very simple straight-line quilting. I see far more complex quilting as a mature modern style, too, as in that done by Judi of Green Fairy, or Angela Walters. "Modern" even encompasses some types of feather quilting, when it is fresh and playful, mixing traditional with new little twists.

happydaysquilting said...

Lyn you are right with your comments, I love Judi's quilting and she does mix modern and traditional quilting really well, I think I just felt a bit insecure about my own quilting on the Pickle dish quilt, I am feeling doubtful about how well the quilting reflects the pickle dishes straight lines and by going for my favorite feather motifs I will be making a mistake! I guess I will have to wait and see.

Ann said...

The quilt top is beautiful: clean and colourful, not fussy but very detailed. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love your color choices.

Dora, the Quilter said...

We have that in common. Even on "modern quilts" I just have to have some kind of feathery stuff!